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Old 06-07-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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I just bought some lights for the front bumper for my jeep and i cant get the front bumper off for the life of me...can someone please help ? im sure its simple but i have big hands and there are parts that i have no idea how people get there hands in to secure bolts on one side to untighten the other. please video or something help
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My advice is to not remove the front bumper. When I installed my walmart driving lights to the factory pre-drilled holes on my 96, I was able to slip a socket on a huge extension straight up behind the bumper. I just dropped the nut in the socket and they were mounted in no more than 5 minutes.

If you pull the front bumper, you've got a bit of work ahead of you.

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Im not sure on the endcaps mine didnt have any but after there off its 3 bolts per side, looking from the side they are the farthest in front. I can get a pic in daytime if you need.
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^^ the above posted is right. There is 3- 15mm bolts per side. You just kinda have to lay on your back and you will spot them.
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i found when removing the bumper bolts if you remove the 2 in the front on both side it makes it easier the bumper will rotate down then you can put a jack under it and remove the last bolt on each side thats what i did with mine when i took it off to put my homebrew bumper on
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to the very first response post, i tried for awhile last night laying on my back to get in behind the bumper but having a socket in the bumper and my hand i cant move my hand its to freaken big..but i guess ill have to try and extension today and hopefully it will work. i really dont want to take off the front bumper...but i also kinda want to know so when i get a knew aftermarket one im gonna need to know how to take it off, but i guess ill figure that one out later..
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I was removing the bumper off my parts XJ last week and there's two ways to do it. One is to remove the bumper from the brackets, which is a total pain. The other is to remove the brackets with the bumper. Once the bumper is off you can remove the brackets really easy.

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to the very first response post, i tried for awhile last night laying on my back to get in behind the bumper but having a socket in the bumper and my hand i cant move my hand its to freaken big..but i guess ill have to try and extension today and hopefully it will work. i really dont want to take off the front bumper...but i also kinda want to know so when i get a knew aftermarket one im gonna need to know how to take it off, but i guess ill figure that one out later..
I'm telling you man, it was super easy. Just use an 18-24" extension. Drop the nut in the socket and spend a minute or two tightening and backing out until it seats right and then tighten away. I couldn't have been on my back for more than 5-10 minutes tops.

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